Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Craig Revel Horwood blasts new dancer Karen Hauer!

Craig Revel Horwood (Strictly 2012)

Strictly Come Dancing just Craig Revel Horwood hit out at new pro dancer Karen Hauer in tonight's first live show.

US dancer Karen was partnered with Westlife star Nicky Byrne, but the pair found themselves on the wrong end of Craig's harsh critiques.

He moaned after the pair's waltz: "I’m not particularly happy Karen. I know you’re new but there are certain rules, and you broke one of them. There was a lift in this waltz. One foot should remain on the floor at all times."

And he quipped: "You’re the female version of Brendan Cole. You will be marked down severely."

Craig gave the pair a two, while the other judges each awarded 5 points to bring the duo's total to 17 for their first dance.

No one will be eliminated this week, with the scores being carried forward to next week's second performance show.

Offstage and Nicky and Karen didn't seem too bothered, with Karen telling Tess Daly: "Whatever it takes to win!"

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Strictly Come Dancing 2012 airs at 9PM on BBC One tonight (Friday) and continues at 6:30PM tomorrow (Saturday).

Browse pictures of the Strictly stars in rehearsals below...

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